Solicitor - Relationships / Family team

Do you have a sharp intellect, strong advocacy skills and a natural flair for networking?


2+ years PQE Solicitor – Christchurch Relationships / Family law team


  • Be involved in an exciting mix of Relationships / Family Law matters.

  • Highly respected Relationships / Family Law practice with a national client base.

  • A passion for great client service, working with varied corporate and private clients.


Known for outstanding client service and its exceptional culture, Cavell Leitch is a strongly positioned law firm, and our Partners are recognised leaders in their chosen legal fields.


We have a vacancy for a 2+ year PQE Solicitor in our highly respected Relationships/Family Law practice. You will be exposed to an exciting mix of family law including child care, family violence and relationship property work. In this role you will be expected to have the following experience and skills. 


  • Experience and understanding of childcare, family violence and relationship property work or a high aptitude and passion to learn and develop in this area of law.

  • Recent court experience particularly in childcare (ideally to hearing level).

  • Up-to-date knowledge of childcare and the Family Justice System, FDR and the process for resolving child care disputes.

  • Some basic knowledge of trusts and the interplay with relationship property.

  • Experience and knowledge in the area of family violence. 

  • Ability to draft documents under Family Violence legislation, Care of Children Act and Property legislation. 


We want to hear from you if you are well-organised and time-efficient, focused on delivering great client service, and are able to work relatively independently whilst maintaining a strong team focus. You will also be highly self-motivated, with a desire to drive your learning and development, keen to take advantage of opportunities for significant court exposure and varied CPD activities, which Cavell Leitch provides. Having a great sense of humour and being relatable to your team mates during usually busy work days will also help you to become a core part of the Relationships/Family Law team.


In return, you have the opportunity to build a long-term career as part of our thriving and high performing Relationships/Family Law Team with one of the South Island’s leading law practices. We have a positive and supportive culture and we offer a modern and collaborative environment, combined with a strong social scene and wider community engagement/involvement. 


If you require more information about the Relationships/Family Law team, please visit our website at www.cavell.co.nz.


If you wish to find out more about the opportunity or you wish to submit your application, including a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae please contact Kimberley Sewell, Human Resources Advisor on kimberley.sewell@cavell.co.nz.

f you would like to be considered for any future opportunities please send your Curriculum Vitae, along with your cover letter to  Kimberley Sewell, HR Advisor on kimberley.sewell@cavell.co.nz

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